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SUMMER JAZZ ROOM
July 24 and 25, 2014 • 7:30 P.M.
Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
973.720.2371 • email@example.com
Thursday, July 24
Dynamic and versatile drummer Horacee Arnold was described by fellow musician Ornette Coleman as “an elegant and translucent performer of the highest order.” A Kentucky native, Arnold was brought to New York City in 1960 by his mentor Max Roach where he quickly established himself on the scene. He has performed with Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Stan Getz, Sonny Fortune, and Archie Shepp, among many others. His 1974 acclaimed recording Tales of the Exonerated Flea is one of the great jazz fusion albums of all time. For this performance in the Summer Jazz Room, Arnold brings with him his long-time friend and musical collaborator, Buster Williams, on bass.
Friday, July 25
The Heath Brothers Quartet
Saxophonist and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Jimmy Heath returns this year as Artist in Residence. Heath’s fifty-year career has included performances and recordings with every leading jazz musician, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. A distinguished composer and arranger, his pieces have been in the regular repertoire of Clark Terry, James Moody, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and numerous others. A devoted teacher, he led the jazz program at Queens College and has taught at several leading schools. Rounding out the quartet will be his brother and co-leader, drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath, pianist Jeb Patton, and bassist David Wong.